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Lean on Pete (2017)

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Charley Thompson is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father, working in warehouses finding some stability is hard. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland where Charley takes a summer job, and becomes best friends with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. Andrew Haigh's adaptation of Willy Vlautin's acclaimed novel stars Steve Buscemi, Charlie Plummer, Chloe Sevigny and Travis Fimmel. Read more at https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/lean-on-pete/#bL0k7gxxwT8R1TyD.99

Cast

Charlie Plummer
as Charley Thompson
Steve Zahn
as Silver
Bob Olin
as Mr. Kendall
Craig Kennedy
as Horse Trainer
Joseph Bertot
as Warehouse Manager
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Critic Reviews for Lean on Pete

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

I grimly admired the crushing way that it sidesteps romantic baloney at almost every turn, including subverting whatever assumptions we might have about the ultimate role Buscemi's surrogate father figure might play.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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"Lean on Pete" is a small gem that covers a vast amount of territory.

September 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There's tragedy here, but what's most winning about Lean on Pete is how Haigh never lingers on misery. He's as interested in surprising kindnesses and the goodness of most folks as he is in life's knocks.

September 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What reads on the surface like an archetypal tale of a boy and his horse becomes an affecting snapshot of the contemporary American underclass in Andrew Haigh's lovely, slow-burning drama, Lean on Pete.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

It's frustrating to watch, but designed in such a way that the boy's loneliness will haunt long afterward.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

The maker of such intimate dramas as Weekend and 45 Years brings his gifts as a filmmaker with him to the great outdoors, always capturing little moments of character and emotion even in an expanse of seemingly infinite American desert.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

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